Crews launch extensive recovery of crashed truck in Aberdeen
Posted on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 at 2:28 pm
ABERDEEN, WA – A semi-truck carrying wood chips crashed into an embankment off U.S. 12 outside Aberdeen Wednesday, necessitating a large-scale recovery operation by local utility and tow crews.
Vehicle recovery is a very difficult. Heavy tow trucks are used to upright this chip truck and drag the vehicle back to the road. Please use caution on the detour route & reduce speeds as we work to get EB US 12 reopened. pic.twitter.com/G5JWI2WiJc
— WSDOT Tacoma (@wsdot_tacoma) July 22, 2020
Eastbound US Highway 12 was closed to traffic while crews worked to recover the truck.
The truck took down a number of power lines when it crashed off the roadway, so local utility crews were on scene to repair utility poles.
WSDOT has not confirmed what caused the accident.
The accident occurred around 8:45 a.m. By about noon, crews recovered the truck out of the embankment and righted it onto the roadway.
Drivers are encouraged to take an alternate route while the scene is cleared and processed.
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